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29 Dec

Everything You Need To Know About Chemical Peels

Posted in Beauti-Med Tips

If your skin has been compromised by too much sun exposure, then what you need is a chemical peel designed not only to exfoliate your skin, but also to facilitate collagen production to firm up your skin.
Chemical Peels
While laser treatments are a more popular way of attacking wrinkles and brown spots, chemical peels can, in many situations, be a great option for skin resurfacing. Read on to learn everything you need to know about chemical peels.

What’s in Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels usually have beta hydroxy acid (BHA), alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), phenol or tricholoracetic acid (TCA). As well, chemical peels also come available in various concentrations, which means that you can buy them based on the extent of the exfoliating action you want to correct skin imperfections. This gives you the option to go with concentrations that are low, medium or large based on the wrinkles, skin texture and fine lines you want to fix up.

No Silver Bullet

What skin peels can do for you is give your skin a more firm appearance, make brown spots less prominent and make the surface of your skin look more vibrant. While chemical peels can yield satisfactory results, you need to be realistic since such treatments are not a cure-all, silver bullet. So knowing what they can and cannot accomplish will help you to keep you expectations in check.

One thing to note is that chemical peels are unable to get rid of or lessen the prominence of blood vessels appearing on your skin. They also cannot do anything to make enlarged pores look smaller, can’t do anything to lessen the appearance of raised scarring and, among other things, are of limited use in correcting skin discoloration problems in people with darker skin tones.

Some potential side effects of skin peels include swelling, redness, heightened skin sensitivity and, possibly, heavy flaking as new skin replaces the old skin, although these are minimal and are a completely safe side effect of the procedure.

What to Avoid

Don’t put your health at risk by using any peels that are designed to be self-administered at home. Many such products have lofty quantities of BHA or AHA, which means that they can be dangerous if misapplied.

For the best results, you need to consult with a medical professional who has expertise doing chemical peels. They will help you determine how great a candidate you actually are for such a treatment. The best candidates for chemical peels are people with light skin and light hair. If your skin is darker, you may still get satisfactory results depending on what you’re looking to address.

Contact our team today to see what a skin peel can do for you!

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